Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 9, 2019
4:00 – Kresta News Roundup: China vs the NBA
4:20 – The Life and Legacy of Edith Stein
This week marks the anniversary of the birth of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, also known as Edith Stein. In the wake of World War I when neither Jews nor women were widely accepted in academia, she rose to prominence as a leading philosopher who thrived in the intellectual community in Germany. She shocked both her Jewish family and her academic friends when she fell in love with Jesus Christ and became a Roman Catholic. We talk about her with Maria Scaperlanda
5:00 – Synod Bishop: Indigenous People Do Not Understand Celibacy
Some representatives of the Synod continue to make their case for priestly ordination of married men in the Amazon region. Bishop Erwin Krautler, an Austrian who has served in the region since the 1960s, said today that the indigenous people in the region “do not understand celibacy…they cannot understand that a man is not married, that he does not have a woman taking care of the home.” We look at this and the latest from the Synod with Matthew Bunson.
5:40 – The Amazing Life of Rita Rizzo
In 1981, Mother Angelica, a cloistered Franciscan nun, launched what became the largest religious media network in the world. The story begin in 1923 in a small home in the southeast end of Canton, Ohio. Born Rita A. Rizzo, the future Mother Angelica, grew up in a working class neighborhood during the Roaring Twenties a block away from her parish church. She had a difficult childhood that included her father abandoning the family when she was very young. How did she end up where she did? We talk with Barbara Gaskell.